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Hood: A Novel epub ebook

by Emma Donoghue

Hood: A Novel epub ebook

Author: Emma Donoghue
Category: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (October 11, 2011)
Pages: 336 pages
ISBN: 0062117106
ISBN13: 978-0062117106
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 126
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. From the New York Times bestselling author of Room, Emma Donoghue, Hood is a graceful tale of a young woman who must come toterms with love and loss in the wake of her partner’s sudden passing.

Hood is the second novel written by Irish-Canadian author Emma Donoghue, published in 1995. The book was the recipient of the 1997 Stonewall Book Award and is heavily influenced by James Joyce's Ulysses. First published in the . in 1995 and most recently published by HarperCollins in 2011. This novel takes place in the seven days after Pen O'Grady's lover, Cara Wall, has been killed in a car accident

the greatest achievement of Hood is how it captures the domesticity of erotic passion' – Boston Globe.

I stretch my hand towards her over the Irish poetry shelf, as if hitching a lift. All I can smell is old books; you have a go. Was it sandalwood?’ Cara emerges from a cartoon, and dips to my hand.

Hood book The novel follows the first week of Pen's mourning as she grieves the loss of the love of her life (made especially Wow. This book.

A tale of grief and lust, frustration and hilarity, death and family. I’m late coming to this second book of Emma Donoghue’s and am delighted to have found it. Pen’s partner, Cara, dies in a car crash on her way back from the airport. The novel follows the first week of Pen's mourning as she grieves the loss of the love of her life (made especially Wow. This book completely blew me away. I bought it after loving Emma Donoghue's Room a few years back, but I kept putting it off thinking it sounded a little dreary/ wouldn't appeal to me.

Emma Donoghue was born on October 24, 1969 in Dublin, Ireland. She received her BA degree from the University College Dublin and PhD in English from University of Cambridge. Her first novel was Stir Fry and it was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in 1994. Her next novel was Hood which won the 1997 American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Book Award for Literature. Her novel Slammerkin was a finalist in the 2001 Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for Fiction. The Sealed Letter, published in 2008, was her latest work of historical fiction.

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Read Hood, by Emma Donoghue online on Bookmate – A tale of grief and lust, frustration and hilarity, death and familyPenelope O’Grady and Cara Wall are risking disaster when, like teenagers in any i.

Read Hood, by Emma Donoghue online on Bookmate – A tale of grief and lust, frustration and hilarity, death and familyPenelope O’Grady and Cara Wall are risking disaster when, like teenagers in any . A tale of grief and lust, frustration and hilarity, death and family Penelope O’Grady and Cara Wall are risking disaster when, like teenagers in any intolerant time and place-here, a Dublin convent school in the late 1970s-they fall in love. Yet Cara, the free spirit, and Pen, the stoic, craft a bond so strong it seems as though nothing could sever it: not the bickering, not the secrets, not even Cara’s infidelities.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Room,Emma Donoghue, Hood is a graceful tale of a young woman who must come toterms with love and loss in the wake of her partner’s sudden passing. The NewYork Times Book Review calls Hood “utterly charming,” writing that,“Ms. Donoghue displays her confidence by avoiding the grandiose and the showy,and dipping into the ordinary with control and the occasional sustainingdescriptive flashes of a born writer.” For readers of Jeanette Winterson’s Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and JoyceCarol Oates’s The Widow’s Story, Donoghue’s Hood is a masterfullycrafted narrative of relationships and a daring, deft exploration of the love’simperfection—and how it can nonetheless dominate our lives as we grow andchange.
Reviews (7)
Burisi
This is likely one of the best books I've ever read. I didn't know what to expect from it. It didn't go where I thought it would go (I tend to be rather jaded and wary of books like this) and it was gloriously unpredictable.

This book is magical in the way that it draws you in. The surreal quality to Pen's life as she faces her responsibilities after her girlfriend's untimely death is felt by the reader as well. There is one part (no spoilers, don't worry) where she talks about reading the titles of the hundreds of books on the bookcases just to pass the time. Anything for a distraction. She talks about dusting. Trivial, mundane tasks. But it doesn't feel mundane to the reader.

This is in my top 3 favorite books, and I am so happy I read it.

My life is better, and I am a better person, for having read it.

Cargahibe
Since I first read "Room" (2010) I have read and enjoyed several of Emma Donoghue's other books. In this case I was less taken by the protagonist's stubborn love of her faithless lover, and slightly put off by all the explicit sex (I would feel the same if it had been hetero). But it is well written with strong characters.

Yggfyn
I feel like I kept reading this book waiting for something to happen that just never did. Instead it was just one lesbian sex story after another with no point.

Modimeena
I did not enjoy this book at all. I had read Room and expected this book to be equally as entertaining, which it certainly was not. Trying to compare it to such academic and literary achievements at the Odyssey is ludicrous....I'm moving on to Frog Music. I haven't given up on Emma yet.

greatest
How could you not let us know how the mother handled it? Loved the book there were times I skipped down the page but I think that was more my impatience than the book it self.

Jake
I was craving a book by Donohue after finishing "The Wonder". The characters got on my nerves, I didn't like them and couldn't really relate to their journey. I finished it and I liked the last paragraph a lot.

Livina
Great book, different take on a love story and dealing with a partner's death. The premise seems depressing, but it was more thoughtful and contained some humor and levity. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I found myself thinking about it on numerous occasions, even after I finished it.

I have read this book many times, and at times it makes me sob with bitter sadness, and at other times it makes me laugh out loud. The writing is exquisite; the bathtub scene (Pen's memory of a peaceful time with her and her recently deceased lover) captures perfectly what the essence of love is. It's beautiful. The frustration that Pen feels at having to keep silent about her partner's death (because she works at a Catholic school and because she lives in Ireland) transmits frustration to the readers as well -- but not in that hokey, "oh being a lesbian is so hard" preachy way. It is Pen's evolution as she learns to cope with Cara's death and to face certain truths she didn't want to deal with previously. I also believe that it is a beautiful love story but in a realistic way - the main characters are not perfect, yet their love is so intense. It's not a "romance" -- it's a real-life, complex love story. I haven't been as big a fan of Donoghue's other novels so far, but this one stands out as exceptional for its writing, story line and character development. Read Hood -- with a box of tissues nearby.

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